2003 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Toyota 4Runner
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2003 Toyota 4Runner Problems
If the car will not start, the most likely problem is worn or corroded solenoid contacts in the starter. Usually, these parts can be replaced without purchasing a new starter.
At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes will drag and over heat.
2003 Toyota 4Runner Questions
I have Error code p2271, I bought the correct Bosch #13355 sensor for Bank-1, Sensor-2, but not sure where this little guy is. Last week I had the dealer fix an error code P2238 Bank-1 Sensor-1, and had sensor replaced. (That error code was on for about a year.) Right before the dealer replaced t...
had the left front wheel bearing and cv joint replaced, also abs counter that goes in front hub. trouble since this repair. took it to toyota dealer for brake inspection and fluid flush. technician felt first hand the weak pedal. 70% of travel with 30% braking. pulled computer codes, nothing...
These lights were not on when I took my 4runner in for the free recall and now they are??
2003 Toyota 4Runner Recalls
The accelerator pedal can become trapped under an unsecured or incompatible floor mat. This can cause the accelerator pedal to stick in the wide open position, increasing the risk of a crash. At this time, the remedy plan is still under development, but will most likely involve modification or replacement of the accelerator pedal and Toyota all-weather floor mats. No schedule of owner notification is available at this time. The Toyota recall number is 90L; the Lexus number is 90LG.
Toyota has recalled certain 2003 4Runner and Highlander trucks because the lug nuts used for upgraded alloy wheels are not suitable for the spare tire and wheel. If the existing lugs are used, the spare tire may loosen and come off. Dealers will provide owners with newly designed lug nuts, a warning label for the spare wheel, and an owner's manual addendum.
Toyota has recalled certain 2003 4Runner trucks because the diaphragm on the fuel pulsation damper may leak, which may cause a fire in the engine compartment. Dealers will replace the fuel pulsation damper.
2003 Toyota 4Runner Reviews
Great truck. it has over 90k miles on it and still drives like new. It has seen everything from beach driving to blizzard conditions and has never failed on me. Still feels solid and seems like it will last forever. I've driven other model SUVs with the same mileage and they feel like they're going to fall apart any minute.
Well, I finnaly traded my 2003 yesterday, it had 74500 miles and 8 years. I am going to miss it a lot. It was the Sport Edition in black. The dealership only gave me $9000 for it, and i took it with a smile! Bought 2011 SR5 since i am on a budget now. Halloween 2009 kids dropped eggs on my hood, and i had to bring my car for a paint job, went to Maaco BIG MISTAKE, horrible job and they de...
Good performer on and off road and in poor driving conditions, reliable fuel consumption, great versatility for hauling people/stuff/towing, wish it had a manual transmission but they are not available with this option as far as I know.